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  • Kramerbooks will open a new wing to its café and book store this month. [Borderstan]

  • D.C. hotels report a trickle of bookings for Trump’s 2017 presidential inauguration. [Post]

  • Verizon scrambles to replace cell coverage loss near Nationals’ stadium. [WBJ]

  • Seal capable of using a screwdriver dies at National Zoo. [Post]

  • Why freezing out the White House press corps may be a step in the right direction. [Washingtonian]

  • The GMU president’s post-election letter to the university. [WBJ]

  • Group sues NPS over right to hold fire-burning ritual on the National Mall. [DCist]

  • Discussions for Ward 3 homeless shelter plans progress. [NW Current]

  • The Newseum will host a pricey Trump inauguration party. [DCist]

  • One dead and several stabbed or shot yesterday and last night. [FOX5, Post, WUSA]

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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • New members of D.C. School Board include a 23-year-old and a republican. [WJLA]

  • Trump foes continue protest against president-elect. [Post]

  • Time to find a fallout shelter maybe. [WCP]

  • A list of ANC winners. [GGW]

  • Airbnb deals with discrimination problems. [WAMU]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A look at children-appropriate theater options in D.C. this holiday season. [Post]

  • At the Torpedo Factory, Soomin Ham’s photos are a “gut-wrenching exploration of loss and memory.” [DCist]

  • Here’s a playlist to help you deal with all your post-election feelings. [Washingtonian]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, byLaura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Passenger is D.C.’s top bar industry hang. [Washingtonian]

  • Tom Sietsema likes the Backroom at Kingbird. [Post]

  • D.C. could get even more rolled ice cream, this time from New York. [Eater]

  • Cotton & Reed’s opening date is tomorrow. [WTOP]

  • An education on the various styles of dark beers. [Lucky Peach]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Jair Lynch is looking to capitalize on a potential H Street NE redevelopment. [Bisnow]

  • The District moves closer to selecting a team to build out two Anacostia properties. [Curbed DC]

  • October home sales in the D.C. region show shrinking housing supply. [Post, UrbanTurf]

  • Does Pennsylvania Avenue have enough room for pedestrians? [Greater Greater Washington]

  • More on the Bowser administration’s plans for shoring up affordable housing. [Next City]

  • Local veterans find help through the D.C. Housing Choice Voucher Program. [FOX5]